GMR Infrastructure, partners get railway construction order

A Consortium led by GMR Infrastructure Limited has won construction package of rail line doubling between Jhansi and Bhimsen stations in the State of Uttar Pradesh, India., the Bangalore based infrastructure company said.

The total contract is valued at approximately Rs. 267 Crore of which GMR’s share of work is about Rs. 135 Crore, it said. irailway

The work includes Construction of Roadbed, Major & Minor bridges, Track Linking, Outdoor S&T Works, overhead electrical supply, TSS & General Electrical works from Jhansi to Erich Road.

GMR leads the consortium with TATA Projects & Kalindee Rail Nirman Ltd as the partner for OHE and Track works, S&T works respectively. The Project is scheduled to commence from 2nd April 2014 and duration for completion of the project is 42 months.

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited has issued the Letter of Award to GMR consortium on 20th Feb 2014.

“As a part of our Asset Light strategy, we are very happy to announce our first foray into the very promising railway construction sector. This win reflects our long term vision of building our EPC expertise in a niche segment like Railways, and will pave the way for similar projects in future,” Arun Kumar Sharma, CEO GMR Urban Infrastructure & Highways said.